David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.
Jan. 13 saw the first involvement of the Rafale combat planes in the French air campaign in Mali. Four “omnirole” jets from Saint Dizier airbase, took off from their base and, supported by two C-135FR […]
Although it was filmed little less than 60 years ago, the photography of this footage is considered “a technical masterpiece and a truly unique visual experience.” The footage below, is taken from “Flying Clipper”, a […]
Riccardo Braccini, Aviopress Editor, sent me this interesting picture of the new Italian aircraft carrier Cavour that he took from an Italian Coast Guard helicopter on November 8th, at 11.21 LT. About David CenciottiWebsiteFacebookTwitterLinkedIn instagramDavid Cenciotti […]
Great footage. Ex pat Brit/Irish living in northern France. Just got this in e mail after reading Charles de Gaulle, after spending January to July of this year being refitted & modernised, is to be taken out of service between September 2016 to February 2018 for another major overhaul. Latest date given for retirement is 2041.
Watch the Super-Etendard take off around minute 1:50 or so. The cable that is used to launch the plane flies into the water. Is this standard practice that they get 1 launch per cable? Seems like a waste to have to have a stockpile of those cables to launch the planes.
For some reason i thought that they “caught” those some how, but i guess not. looking at old US Navy footage and at around 2:33 on this video there is a splash in the water that i have to assume is the cable from the Phantom launch.
You should watch the French movie from 1965 “Le Ciel sur la Tete” which shows you exactly that
I believe back in the day US carriers used a net positioned out there to catch what they could.
It’s called a bridle. Sometimes they go over the side.
However, I for one would limit the launches to a certain
amount and then deep six it.
Vive la France!